TABALab presents research at the Association for Behavior Analysis International conference

May 25-28, 2018

Dr. Hall, Kat, and Tobi represented the TABA lab this Memorial Day weekend by attending and presenting at the 2018 annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) convention. Their symposium titled “Problem Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: Does Diagnosis Matter?” examined how the diagnosis of fragile x syndrome might be important to consider in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior. We explored how gene-environment interactions occur on FXS and how it influences behavioral phenotype. We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts, does diagnosis matter?

Ongoing recruitment - Looking for families locally and nation-wide!

May 16, 2018

Ellen recently represented TABALab at the Monterey County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) resource fair. She enjoyed talking with families about our research. The lab is actively recruiting both local and nonlocal families who are looking for some fun summer plans! Please reach out to Ellen Wilkinson ( if you are interested.

TABALab attends the Northern California Fragile X Foundation X-Strides Event 

July 15, 2017

Ellen, Kat, and Tobi attended Northern California Fragile X Foundation's first ever X-Strides walk. Dr. Allan Reiss, Dr. Amy Lightbody, and Dr. Jennifer Bruno joined them to represent the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research. Everyone had a great time talking with families and raising awareness for Fragile X research. Thank you to the organizers of the event and all the wonderful friends and family who came out to support the Fragile X community!

Graduate student research assistants join TABALab

June 26, 2017

Reyna Rodriguez and Robyn Weston, graduate students at Palo Alto University, have joined the Translational Applied Behavior Analysis Lab. They will be working on both the Social Skills and Telemedicine researach studies currently happening at the lab. We welcome them and are excited to have them around for the upcoming year.

TABALab goes to the National Fragile X Foundation conference in San Antonio, Texas

July 20-23, 2016

Ali, Kat, and Jen had a great time meeting families and presenting our latest findings at this year's National Fragile X Foundation Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We really appreciated the enthusiasm for our research and we look forward to the opportunity to work with all the families who enrolled in our projects.

New funding fron John Merck Fund

In 2015, The John Merck Fund awarded a $1 million, four-year grant to Scott Hall, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, to explore the treatment of disruptive behaviors in Fragile X syndrome.   Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is an intellectual disability that affects one in 4,000 males and one in 8,000 females and causes learning difficulties, hyperactivity, social anxiety, hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli, and autism and autism-related behaviors.